9.2 Locators: Individual markers (Named referents)

Definition of locators

A locator is a referent which tells us where we can find the individual referred to by the referent, either in the physical world or in a catalog of individuals.

Two kinds of locators

There are two kinds of locators:

  1. Individual markers, and
  2. Indexicals.

This page discusses individual markers, while the next discusses indexicals.

Definition of individual markers

Individual markers are names of persons, places, organizations, etc.

Examples of individual markers

Two examples:

   [Person: John]<-(Expr)<-[Live]->(Loc)->[City: Aalborg]
   "John lives in Aalborg"

Here, "John" and "Aalborg" are locators.

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